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VisionArts Eyecare Center, your local Eye Doctor, serving all of your family’s vision care needs near you in Fulton, Missouri
Your local Eye Doctor and Optometrist near you in Fulton; we truly care about the health of your eyes, and offer local vision care to all family members.
Many eye diseases can be quickly and easily diagnosed during a Comprehensive eye exam, Pediatric eye exam or Contact lens eye exam. If you were diagnosed with an eye disease, such as Myopia, Cataracts, Glaucoma, Macular degeneration, Diabetic retinopathy, or Dry eye, you may be overwhelmed by the diagnosis and confused about what happens next. Will you need medications or surgery – now or in the future? Is LASIK eye and vision surgery an option for you ? Or you just need help with conjunctivitis, Red eyes or even Twichy eye, our Fulton eye doctor is always available and ready to answer your questions about eye disease and Contact lenses.
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Pediatric eye exams are critical to your child’s development and education. Excellent vision is necessary for all types of learning.
Learn about an eye-healthy diet and nutrition. We take a holistic approach and focus on the prevention of eye disease.
Dry eye syndrome is an ongoing condition that treatments may be unable to cure. But the symptoms of dry eye.
Learn all about eye exams in Fulton, what’s involved and special considerations for kids and contacts.
What is the examination like to determine if someone has dry eyes?
A large part of the examination is finding out what the patient is experiencing and determining the type of dry eye causing the symptoms. We examine the surface of the eye under a microscope to look at the quantity and the quality of the tear film. Additionally, we examine the eyelids and the glands inside the eyelids to insure they are healthy.
What are the typical treatments for dry eyes?
There are a wide range of treatments ranging from over the counter products to specialty laser procedures. Many times we start with using artificial tears and vitamin supplements that can help boost the tear film. There are prescription eye drops that can aid in tear production as well as laser procedures for patients with more advanced dry eye.
Are there any recommendations to help people avoid dry eye?
Of course – start by staying hydrated and making sure you consume enough water each day. Additionally, take breaks from your computer and smart phone. I recommend the 20/20/20 Rule – take a 20 second break every 20 minutes and look 20 feet away and blink your eyes. Finally, wearing sunglasses is critical to protecting the surface of the eye and the eyelids from UV exposure.